Sowing the American Dream: How Consumer Culture Took Root in the Rural Midwest

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From 1840 to 1900, midwestern Americans experienced firsthand the profound economic, cultural, and structural changes that transformed the nation from a premodern, agrarian state to one that was urban, industrial, and economically interdependent. Midwestern commercial farmers found themselves at the heart of these changes. Their actions and reactions led to the formation of a distinctive and particularly democratic consumer ethos, which is still being played out today. By focusing on the consumer behavior of midwestern ...

Sowing the American Dream: How Consumer Culture Took Root in the Rural Midwest 2000, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821413470

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Sowing the American Dream: How Consumer Culture Took Root in the Rural Midwest 2000, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821413487

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